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Statement of moneys received from the general government, known as

the five per cent. permanent school fund, derived from the sale of the public lands.

June 23, 1875. .
February 4, 1876 .

$2776.05

338.22

Total . .

$3114.27

The above amounts have been deposited in the state treasury, and receipts therefor are on file in the executive office.

STATEMENT

Statement of lots sold in accordance with the provisions of an act

entitled "an act to provide for the sale of lots in the city of Lincolnduring the years 1875 and 1876, as shown per records on file in the executive office.

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Total number of lots in the city of Lincoln belonging to the state, and remaining unsold January 11, 1875, as shown by the records in the executive office, was 314. Total number of lots sold during the years 1875 and 1876, was 13. Remaining unsold January 1, 1877, 301 lots.

PARDON REPORT.

Showing pardons issued under the provisions of the constitution of this

state, section 565 of the criminal code, and section 4, chapter 13, of the general statutes of Nebraska.

1. James Worrell. Crime, horse stealing; sentence, four years ; convicted September 8th, 1874, in the district court of Sarpy County. Pardoned April 5th, 1875, upon the recommendation of the warden and inspectors of the penitentiary, and the certificate of the prison physician that the prisoner was dying with the consumption. After a personal investigation made by the governor, it was deemed an act of humanity to release him.

2. Michael O'Neil. Crime, forgery; sentence, one year; convicted July 23d, 1875, in the district court of Douglas County. Pardoned July 23d, 1875, on the request of the prosecuting attorney (W. J. Connell), the jury, the mayor and city council, and the members of the bar of the city of Omaha, it being shown there was no intent to defraud, and full restitution being made, the petition being signed by the judge of the U. S. court, senator P. W. Hitchcock, and others. Full pardon granted by Bruno Tzschuck, acting governor.

3. Henry H. Bellows. Crime, embezzlement; sentence, two years; convicted October 30th, 1874, in the district court for Douglas County. Pardoned October 19th, 1875, upon the recommendation of the judge (Lake), who passed sentence upon him, the inspectors of the penitentiary, who certified to his good behavior, and at the request of many of the leading citizens of Douglas County.

4. John S. Johnson. Crime, malicious shooting; sentence, two years; convicted July 5th, 1875, in the district court of Douglas County. Pardoned January 26th, 1876, upon the recommendation of the judge (Lake), who passed sentence upon him, a large number

of prominent citizens of Omaha, and the warden and inspectors of the penitentiary.

5. Jacob Hoffman. Crime, embezzlement; sentence, one year; convicted at the April term of the district court of Stanton County. Pardoned June 3d, 1876, upon the recommendation of the judge, jury, and prosecuting attorney who tried him, and a petition signed by a very large portion of the citizens of Stanton County.

6. John Morrisey. Crime, malicious shooting; sentence, three years ; convicted July 5th, 1875, in the district court of Douglas County. Pardoned June 12th, 1876, upon the recommendation of the judge (Lake), who passed sentence upon him, a part of the jury, and many prominent citizens of the state.

7. Hannibal Piersons. Crime, grand larceny; sentence, three years; convicted at the fall term, 1874, of the district court held in Richardson County. Pardoned October 6th, 1876, upon the recommendation of the judge (Gantt), who passed sentence upon him, a portion of the jury, and a petition bearing the names of many prominent citizens in Nemaba and Richardson Counties.

COMMUTATIONS.

Showing the commutations of sentence granted to criminals, as per

records on file in the executive office, subject to the provisions of the commutation act, approved February 25th, 1875, and of section 565 criminal code, general statutes.

1. Isaac Whitman. Crime, burglary; sentence, one year; convicted December 2d, 1874, in the district court of Douglas County. Sentence commuted June 8th, 1875, to eight months, upon the recommendation of the prison officials, and for other good reasons shown.

2. Thomas O'Neill. Crime, manslaughter; sentence, ten years; convicted April 11th, 1871, in the district court of Hall

County. Sentence commuted August 30th, 1875, to six years, by reason of valuable service rendered by him to the prison officials and the state during the munity, January 11th, 1875, and at other times.

3. Henry H. Bellows. Crime, embezzlement; sentence, two years; convicted October 30th, 1874, in the district court of Douglas County. Sentence commuted September 25th, 1875, to eighteen months, upon the recommendation of the prison inspectors, the warden of the penitentiary, and a large number of leading citizens of the state.

4. Charles Murray. Crime, larceny; sentence, five years ; convicted November 6th, 1872, in the district court of Lincoln County. Sentence commuted September 22d, 1875, to three years, upon the recommendation of the Judge (Crounse) who sentenced him, the Hon. Guy Barton, and others.

5. D. V. Bowers. Crime, larceny ; sentence, five years; convicted November 5th, 1872, in the district court of Lincoln County. Sentence commuted December 1st, 1875, to three years and two months, upon the recommendation of the Judge (Crounse) who

passed sentence upon him, Gen. John E. Smith, of the U. S. Army, the warden of the penitentiary, and others.

6. Emma Grabach. Crime, manslaughter ; sentence, one year; convicted April 15, 1875, in the district court of Hall County. Sentence commuted January 6th, 1876, to nine months' imprisonment, at the request of a large number of leading citizens of Buffalo and Hall Counties, and upon the certificate of the prison physician, that she was about to be confined.

7. John Burley. Crime, manslaughter; sentence, ten years ; convicted October 21st, 1869, in the district court of Lincoln County. Sentence commuted May 1st, 1876 ; remitting six months of his imprisonment, upon the request of the prison officials, it appearing that the prisoner was in all respects a reformed man.

8. William S. Mercer. Crime, burglary; sentence, three years; convicted March 4th, 1875, in the district court of Douglas County. Sentence commuted August 21st, 1876, to two years from

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